The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies
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The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of fat studies topics and perspectives. The first major collection of its kind, it explores the epistemology, ontology and methodology of fatness, with attention to issues such as gender and sexuality, disability and embodiment, health, race, media, discrimination and pedagogy. Presenting work from both scholarly writers and activists, this volume reflects a range of critical perspectives vital to the expansion of fat studies and thus constitutes an essential resource for researchers in the field.
Table of Contents
1. Fattening up Scholarship
Cat Pausé and Sonya Renee Taylor
Part 1: Defining Fat
2. "Am I Fat?"
Darci L. Thoune
3. Quantifying or Contributing to Antifat Attitudes?
Patricia Cain, Ngaire Donaghue, and Graeme Ditchburn
4. Language, Fat and Causation
5. My Life is Intersectional, so my Coaching has to be
Tiana A. Dodson
Part 2: Theorising Fat
6. Feminism and Fat
Amy E. Farrell
7. Big, Fat, Greek Modernities
8. Does That Mean My Body Must Always be a Source of Pain?
9. Fatness and Consequences of Neoliberalism
10. Fat and Transgender
Francis Ray White
11. Fatness and Disability
Part 3: Fat in the Institution
12. Fat in the Media
13. Being Fat in a Thin World
14. Fattening Education
Erin Cameron and Constance Russell
15. Fatness, Discrimination & Law
Stephanie Von Liebenstein
16. Pregnancy, Parenting and The Challenge of Fatness
17. Fat Studies and Public Health
Part 4: Living Fat
18. Reclaiming Voices from Stigma
Jenny Lee and Emily Mcavan
19. Save The Whales
20. Fat Hatred and Body Respect
Tara Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir
21. Desirability as Access
22. The Impact of Being a Fat Chinese Woman in Hong Kong
23. Surviving & Thriving While Fat
24. Review of Scholarship on Fat Gay Men
Part 5: Fat Disruptions
25. Genealogies of Excess
Athia N. Choudhury
26. When You Are Already Dead
Hunter Ashleigh Shackelford
28. Lesbians and Fat
Esther D. Rothblum
29. What’s Queer About Fat Studies Now?
Cat Pausé is Fat Studies scholar at the Institute of Education, Massey University, New Zealand, and the co-editor of Queering Fat Embodiment.
Sonya Renee Taylor is an International award-winning writer and performer, published author, and founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, an international digital media and education company committed to radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool of social justice.